Through the transformation of the National Guard from a strategic reserve to an operational reserve, the Wyoming National Guard has developed and implemented an array of programs and services in support of service members, their families and their employers.
While these programs have successfully supported the organization, their continued expansion, as well as the addition of new programming, has led to analysis of how to improve communication with stakeholders, while pursuing even greater efficiencies and outcomes.
“To that end, the Wyoming Military Department will stand up a new directorate,” said Brig. Gen. Steve Mount, Wyoming National Guard joint chief of staff. “This directorate titled, Service member, Family, Employer, Readiness Support Team (S-FERST) will unify these ‘Quality of Life’ programs under a single dedicated directorate.” S-FERST formally stood up in February of 2012.
The concept strongly promotes local relationship building between service members, families, and
employers at the community level, thereby enhancing each commander’s ability to assess their unit’s overall
readiness and capabilities more accurately.
The Wyoming Military Department’s S-FERST team of support service specialists can be reached at
The fund was established by the Wyoming State Legislature in 2004. More than $1.18 million has been granted to members of the Wyoming National Guard, U.S. Navy Reserve, U.S. Marine Corps, U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve in that time.
The fund is designed to provide emergency financial assistance to military members or their families who meet the following requirements:
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